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Gretchen Mork


Former columnist for Practical Homeschooling Magazine.

Gretchen Mork, author of smooth start phonics, has been teaching reading for forty years, mainly as a volunteer working with the most needy children. She has two grown children and a 14-year-old daughter who has been homeschooled for four years. Gretchen lives with her husband, Fred, in a rural area east of San Francisco. You can find out more by writing to her at 1040 Garcia Ranch Road, Martinez, CA 94553.


Homeschooling Articles by Gretchen Mork

Homeschooling: A Boon for Crack Babies? A true story about how homeschooling approaches are helping three children in Northern California.

Time4Learning
University of Nebraska High School

Popular Articles

Narration Beats Tests

Teach Your Children to Work

Classical Education

Shakespeare Camp

How to Win the Geography Bee

Don't Give Up on Your Late Bloomers

Character Matters for Kids

A Reason for Reading

Saxon Math: Facts vs. Rumors

Phonics the Montessori Way

Start a Nature Notebook

Why the Internet will Never Replace Books

The History of Public Education

Top Tips for Teaching Toddlers

University Model Schools

I Was an Accelerated Child

Critical Thinking and Logic

Getting Organized Part 3

Give Yourself a "CLEP Scholarship"

What We Can Learn from the Homeschooled 2002 National Geography Bee Winners

Top Jobs for the College Graduate

Teaching Blends

Who Needs the Prom?

The Gift of a Mentor

The Charlotte Mason Method

Montessori Language Arts at Home, Part 1

Montessori Math

A Homeschooler Wins the Heisman

How to "Bee" a Spelling Success

The Equal Sign - Symbol, Name, Meaning

Advanced Math: Trig, PreCalc, and more!

Laptop Homeschool

AP Courses At Home

Discover Your Child's Learning Style

Joyce Swann's Homeschool Tips

Getting Started in Homeschooling: The First Ten Steps

The Charlote Mason Approach to Poetry

Combining Work and Homeschool

Can Homeschoolers Participate In Public School Programs?

Getting Organized Part 1 - Tips & Tricks

Art Appreciation the Charlotte Mason Way

Patriarchy, Meet Matriarchy

The Benefits of Cursive Writing

What Does My Preschooler Need to Know?

Interview with John Taylor Gatto

Columbus and the Flat Earth...

Myth of the Teenager

Whole-Language Boondoggle

Bears in the House

The Benefits of Debate